Jewelry · Miscellaneous

BFF Keychains

I have known Anne for about 10 years (holy shit, we’re old).  After we graduated college, we went our separate ways – me to Minneapolis and her to Japan.  While I’ve moved a time or two since then, she’s remained in Japan, teaching English.

But the prodigal friend returns!  Well, she had returned.  She came back state-side to visit friends and family for a few weeks earlier this month.  I was able to take a few days off work and go visit her.

Anne’s birthday is in early September, and I wanted to make her something I could hand-deliver to her.  But it had to be something that wouldn’t take up much space in her suitcase.  Since I learned the basics of jewelry making at Michaels, I wanted to make jewelry.  I may not have been so subtle with my text asking “Bracelet, necklace, or keychain?”

Keychain was the choice, so I gleefully skipped over to Michaels for supplies.

Keychain Supplies

I found a project on michaels.com that I used as my inspiration.  I sketched out the basics of what I wanted – I tailored the project to our likes and our friendship.

Loop Keychain

Finished Keychains

After I presented her with her present and showed her my matching keychain the first night I visited, she promptly clipped it on her bag and happily wore it while we went Pokemon hunting around her hometown.  I’m super happy she likes it!  She means a lot to me, and I’m happy I get to carry a reminder of her with me every day now.

Here’s to 10+ more years of friendship, Anne. ☺️ ❤️

BFF Polaroid

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